1968 Maserati Ghibli

VIN: AM115.648

At a Glance:

Build date: September 1968

Delivery: Beverly Hills, California

Exterior color: Rosso Capannelle
Interior color: Black
Engine: 4.7 liter, quad overhead cam dry sump V8 (matching number)
Gearbox: ZF 5-speed (originally automatic)
Air conditioner (needs to be charged)
Optional power steering

Designed by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro while at Carrozzeria Ghia, the Maserati Ghibli has been referred by some as the most beautiful sports/GT car of all times. Even if you do not agree with that strong of a statement, there is no denying the Ghibli is certainly a very striking and handsome car whose timeless design has aged very well. Even today, when driving a Ghibli, people stop and stare at the car's beautiful line.

Powered by a dry sump V8 engine and fed by four Weber carbs, the Ghibli delivers the performance you would expect from an Italian exotic. Its closest competitor, and the car it is most often compared to, is the Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona. Both are large front engine cars. Both were for 2 people and were built in the similar years (1967 – 1973). Both were priced about the same (the Ghibli was a little more expensive) and built in similar numbers (about 1150 each). Where the cars differ are in their character. The Daytona was optimized for performance while the Ghibli towards being a “gentleman’s GT cruiser”. People that own both cars generally agree that the Ghibli is the better car for regular driving and rallies.

The exterior styling of the Ghibli is equally matched by a gorgeous interior. The Ghibli all leather interior is quite spacious and can easily accommodate tall drivers. One famous Ghibli owner was basketball star Wilt Chamberlain.

This particular car has been in the family for over 30 years. Exterior and interior colors match the factory build sheet. The factory has also confirmed that it retains its original engine. This is a driver quality Ghibli with an attractive, yet older, paint job. Missing the spare tire. Carbureators will need to be rebuilt as there is an occasional exhaust backfire.

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